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“Very informative of Depression-era in America.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Homesteads Tower Museum

Homesteads Tower Museum
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Crossville
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fairfield glade, TN
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very informative of Depression-era in America.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a small, but charming museum, and is very informative of what it was like during and after the Depression for rural people. There is a short film, and you can climb the stone water tower. There is a Homestead house that is part of the museum that you can visit also. Be sure to see the bridge at Cumberland Park, which was also built by the same men who built the homestead houses, school and museum.

Visited May 2014
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English first
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131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting part of our national history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We knew nothing about the Depression-era homesteaders program but it turns out that there were four sites in our state of NC: We just had to go to TN to learn about it! The Cumberland Homestead museum is a small museum with the little touches that help bring history alive. The enthusiastic guide / volunteer during our visit enjoyed telling the story of the place and welcomed our questions.
Be sure to visit the preserved homestead house nearby as well as the Cumberland park with its CCC-built stone bridge.

Visited June 2014
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Crossville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Homesteads Tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a very worthwhile attraction and museum. If you are visiting this area, it is high on my list of recommendations.

Visited October 2013
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Nashville
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very interesting, but lots of steps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Guide was nice, but a little unorganized in her presentation. The homestead house was closed, which was a shame. The tower was a steep climb, but the view was beautiful.

Visited November 2013
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Peyton, Colorado
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100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place to learn some Cumberland County area history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you want to learn more about the Crossville and Cumberland County area, check this place out. The museum is located in 4 rooms connected to an old water tower. One room is the office/gift shop. Another room holds framed photographs of the area, another room holds various artifacts and the final room has seating in front of a TV set where you will watch a short video about the history of the area and the "New Deal". This room also has artifacts and many documents. If you want to learn more about some of the stone covered homes in the Homestead area of Cumberland County and learn more about the Cumberland County State Park and the Dam there - check this place out.

Visited August 2013
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